I have a question in regards to Catholic and Protestant social diffrences. I am not looking for doctrine diffrences although they may or may not help to explain this trend that I have noticed. Now I do not mean to offend anyone and want the responses to be cordial and respectfull to all parties.
As an Catholic I have noticed a local trend that Protestants especially Lutherans tend to have alot of tragedies among their numbers. Mabey it is a geographic thing because I live in the midwest with a large protestant population. However per capita catholics are still larger vs each protestant sect. For example car accidents, military deaths, cancer ect. While I have noticed this occuring I am not shure what to make of it if anything. As far as their seeming to be alot of military deaths from lutheran churches mabey it could be becasue they are more willing to serve their country and take a risk?
What do other people think a this. Mabey a Priest can weigh in. From a Catholic view mabey it could be explained becasue we belive in the intercession of saints and Mary in times of need. However this is just one possibility and may not complety explain it. I would like to hear views on this question and mabey some personal stories one way or the other. This subject would of course be personal opinion but has the Catholic Church noticed this or have something to say about it. I rember from a history class the the widow of martin luther an excommunicated nun died several days after almost being chrushed to death under a wagon and had alot of hardships after accepting lutheran teaching.